Excellent: Texas House Bans Offensive Security Pat-Downs

Earlier this week, I  posted 2003 Miss USA, Susie Castillo’s video about her recent experience at Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport, where she went away in tears, feeling like she had been molested.

The TSA has gone too far and Texas is fighting back:

The Texas House passed a bill that would make it a criminal offense for public servants to inappropriately touch travelers during airport security pat-downs.

Approved late Thursday night, the measure makes it illegal for anyone conducting searches to touch “the anus, sexual organ, buttocks, or breast of another person” including through clothing.

It also prohibits searches “that would be offensive to a reasonable person.”

The bill’s chief sponsor is Republican Rep. David Simpson, who said, “this has to do with dignity and travel, and prohibiting indecent, groping searches.”

The bill was passed with little opposition, and drew applause from supporters.

One prob though –  the measure may be superseded by federal law.

That’s why other states need to follow in Texas’s footsteps and pass their own laws banning the invasive and unconstitutional searches.  A strong message needs to be sent to the federal government that these pat downs are not acceptable.

Hat tip: iOWNTHEWORLD

Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, and Lonely Conservative, thanks!

Previously:

Video: 2003 Miss USA, Susie Castillo Molested By TSA

The Left Circles The Wagons For TSA Gropers

Video: Guy Protests TSA Grope and Grab Policies in His Speedo

The MSM’s Grope and Change Double Standard

It Begins: New Product Designed To Hide Privates From TSA Screeners Hits The Market

Video: Jack Webb Goes After The TSA

Video: Fox News Sunday: Lame Plans For Lame Ducks/ Big Bro Run A-Muck?

How The Obama Administration’s National Security Failures Led To “Grope and Change”

Don’t Touch My Junk Demotivator

Video: 44 Ways To Say TSA

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9 thoughts on “Excellent: Texas House Bans Offensive Security Pat-Downs

  1. The way this administration is treating Texas is disgraceful! I am so glad that they are standing up on this issue as well as others.

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  2. And the crazy state of Illinois Supreme Court says that it is okay for cops to enter your house even if they don’t have a warrant! Win one, lose one! At least more of them are going our way lately.

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  4. Just realized that I put Illinois, it was actually Indiana that the State Supreme Court said Police didn’t need a warrant!

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